Model Town (Delhi)
|Model Town, Delhi
मॉडल टाउन, दिल्ली
|District||North West Delhi|
|• Body||Municipal Corporation Of Delhi|
|• Official||Hindi, English|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||North West Delhi|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Model Town|
|Civic agency||Municipal Corporation Of Delhi|
Model Town is a neighbourhood situated at Alipur Road near Delhi University in North West Delhi, India. It was built in the 1960s by the DLF Group, then known as Delhi Land and Finance. Model Town is a large area and divided in blocks and sub colonies. It is one of the three administrative divisions of the North West Delhi district, along with Saraswati Vihar and Narela.
Model Town is well connected by the Ring Road, and there is now access to the Outer Ring Road as well. 2 Metro Stations (Model Town and Azad Pur) are within easy reach.
Azadpur, Derawal Nagar, Pitampura, Sanjay Gandhi Transport Nagar, Adarsh Nagar, Badli, Ashok Vihar, Jahangirpuri, DR Mukherji Nagar, Shalimar Bagh, Timarpur, Guru Tegh Bahadur Nagar and Delhi University.
Alpana Cinema (now closed) is situated near Model Town I Crossing which was not only one of the reputed Cinema Halls of Delhi but also a well known landmark of the area. Chhatrasal Stadium is also situated opposite Model Town III in the area and was used for soccer matches during the Asian Games, held in Delhi, India in the 80s. Model Town is connected by the Delhi Metro on the Vishwavidyalaya route and has one stop opposite Alpana Cinema (now closed).
Its actual postal address is only Model Town, however as it has 3 bus stops on the main road people use to often refer to the location of stop as a reference landmark (e.g. near Model Town 1st stop) which is now often referred as Model Town 1 or 2 or 3.
Model Town 1 has a beautiful lake called Naini Lake in the middle of the locality with boating facility and has a walking path around the lake for morning and evening walkers.This lake is maintained by the Delhi Tourism.
The Grand Trunk Road (originally built under the reign of Sher Shah Suri) is close to Model Town, and the historic Gurdwara Nanak Piao is located on this road. This Gurdwara sahib is dedicated to the first Sikh Guru, Sri Guru Nanak Dev. The word "Piao" mean to "offer liquid to drink" and refers to the offering of water to all the thirsty who visited this shrine.